ST. LOUIS, MO, August 23, 2013- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) today released the Annual Performance Reports (APR) for districts and individual schools through the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) cycle five. An additional 13 SLPS schools earned enough APR points to qualify for Full Accreditation. Mason has made FULL ACCREDITATION!!! All public school districts and individual schools received an APR score based on Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests results. The 2012-2013 school year is the first year DESE has calculated APR scores for districts and schools based on the MSIP cycle five standards. MSIP cycle five uses a 140 point scale to calculate a district’s APR, requiring a district to earn at least 70 points (50%) to qualify for Provisional Accreditation, at least 98 points (70%) to qualify for Full Accreditation and at least 126 points (90%) to qualify for Accreditation with Distinction. Under the MSIP cycle four scoring system, districts were evaluated based on a 14 point scale.